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November 17, 2002

LEDs rock

I've been really intrigued by those White LEDs ever since Curt showed us his LED miner's lamp.

Here's someone who's putting white LEDs to a noble cause:
http://www.rolexawards.com/laureates/laureate2.jsp?id=0067

And, it looks like you can buy LED Christmas lights now. Fraction of the energy, extremely long lasting, and you don't to worry about the tree starting on fire. I think I'm going to check these things out:

http://www.foreverbright.com/
http://ledmuseum.home.att.net/xmas1.htm

Nov 18th, 2002: The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is reporting that experiments into the properties of blue LEDs has led to the discovery that the material used in them may be very suitable for creating high efficiency solar cells- that is, they can make use of more of the full spectrum of sunlight than a normal cell.

Posted by tbailen at November 17, 2002 05:08 PM
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